Video: The $78 Billion Reason Why Community Colleges Need America’s Attention
Victoria Yuen and Viviann Anguiano, Center for American Progress
Community colleges are institutions of opportunity and social equity in today's society. They also play a vital role in educating the nation’s workforce. Yet, community colleges receive just a little more than half of the revenue that their four-year counterparts get. For every student, community colleges receive $8,800 less.
This funding disparity harms the students who are more likely to attend them—low-income students, Black and Hispanic students, working parents, and others.